Chippenham Business Awards shines light on the town

By Ben Carey on 21 February, 2020

Thursday 13th February 2020 saw the Chippenham Business Community come together in a celebration of the town’s successes.

The fourth Chippenham Business Awards, organised by Chippenham BID with support from title sponsors Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd, welcomed 150 guests to the event held at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre.

Ten awards were given in a range of categories, with eight of the ten categories open for self-nomination and the remaining two chosen exclusively by the judges.

Kathryn Crosweller, Manager of Chippenham BID, said, “It has been a real honour to play a part in celebrating the hard work that goes into making a business successful. From the micro to the international, there is a phenomenal range of industry in and around Chippenham and there can be no doubt that Chippenham is a fantastic place for companies to do business.”

CEO of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Peter Butterfield, said, “People build businesses, and it’s great to be part of an event that recognises that. Last year we were thrilled to be named the Best Place to Work and also win the overall Business of the Year award. It’s a fantastic event and we are proud to be sponsors and to be associated with it.”

The winners of the Chippenham Business Awards 2020 were:

  • Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Wiltshire College and University Centre: Max Smith, MJ Church (Plant) Ltd
  • Hospitality or Leisure Business of the Year sponsored by The Angel Hotel: The Three Crowns
  • Green Award sponsored by AJB Funerals: Imperial Cleaning Services  
  • Customer Service Award sponsored by Emery Gate Shopping Centre: The Citadel Hall
  • Micro Business of the Year sponsored by Chippenham BID: Melt Productions
  • Best Place to Work Award sponsored by Avagio IT: Mintivo Ltd
  • Charitable Business of the Year sponsored by Mander Duffill: Pillow May
  • Small Business of the Year sponsored by 24-7 Staffing: Mintivo Ltd
  • Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Awdry Bailey & Douglas: Arju Miah
  • Chippenham Business of the Year sponsored by Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd: Mintivo Ltd

Mintivo Ltd took home a hattrick of awards on the night. The company provides a range of IT services to SMEs from its base in Chippenham.

Managing Director, Chris Gough, said, “I am incredibly proud that Mintivo are winners in three separate categories at the 2020 Chippenham Business Awards especially as all of the finalists were such worthy nominees. We love being part of the Chippenham community and this is great recognition for the whole of the Mintivo team that work so hard.

“I am particularly proud to have been presented with the overall Business of the Year accolade.  It’s thanks to our staff and customers that we are in the position to be considered for these awards.  We work hard to ensure culture, people and development are at the core of our business, so winning the Best Place to Work was a great recognition of that.  Our ethos is that happy and committed staff will deliver the excellent IT support we pride ourselves on.”

This is the final event Chippenham BID will be organising before its closure at the end of March 2020. You can read more at The Chippenham Business Awards website.